Foster Location: Springfield, MO
Age: 2.5 years (DOB: 11-10-18)
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Ruby came into SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out her life as a cherished pet.
Ruby is truly such a gem! She is a tiny, sweet, gentle, playful yet laid back Frenchie girl. Her favorite pastimes include emptying her toy box, grabbing her favorite plush toy and romping around the house with her toy in tow showing off her prized possession! Plush toys are her ABSOLUTE favorite!! She will strategically collect all her toys and place them near all her favorite spots. Ruby will quickly hit the brakes and switch gears to find a comfy place to grab a snooze. She prefers the plush nature of her crate, her fluffy dog bed or on the couch next to her favorite human. She finds comfort receiving attention from her favorite human but is timid around new people and new situations. Ruby much prefers the comfort and safety of her trusted person, gravitating as they move about the home so closely that she becomes a trip hazard. This little couch potato can be found napping throughout the day and taking in a good snuggle with her people before her energy surfaces again and she is off to grab her plush toy to take in a play session all by herself. She takes a passive approach to life as she is still building her confidence finding her way into pet life. Although socializing with strangers is not her thing, she at times cannot help herself and will slowly approach to receive an obligatory head scratch. Ruby currently lives with furry foster siblings and immediately took to the resident dog. She isn’t quite sure what to do with them but she is excited to be in their space and cohabitates nicely. Ruby is still learning the ways of pet life and will need a family who is willing to spend time with her, provide the space she requires, offer her patience and introduce her slowly to new things to build her confidence as she grows into pet life. She is making improvements daily and her foster family could not be more proud of her! Ruby would most certainly do well in a house with a balanced fur buddy and equally as well as an only dog but we feel she will flourish having a furry friend to romp around with and keep her company. Although Ruby is curious yet timid around children, her sweet personality would fit best with calm, respectful, gentle, dog savvy children of any age. Ruby is cat savvy! She is able to properly read the social queues of the resident cat offering her the space required. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and she should always be supervised to make sure she and they are kept safe.
Ruby is nearly potty trained. Her foster family reports very few accidents since she has arrived. Her adoptive family will need to be willing and able to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule for her continued potty training success. Ruby avoids spending time outside and will need ample time to do her business (this little girl will often avoid potty breaks and run quickly back inside)! Her foster family reports she is crate trained and will seek out her crate for comfort and to find her hidden gems. She is crated when her foster family leaves for work or at night for bedtime. Given Ruby loves to snuggle we know she would rather share a bed with her adoptive home for unlimited bedtime snuggles! For her safety, a similar crating arrangement is suggested when her humans are away from the home and/or when she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure as she doesn’t know danger.
Medically, Ruby is in great health! She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, nares widened, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Ruby would do best in a home with a fenced yard due to her tendency to retreat to the house (quickly) when she is scared or startled when outside and because she is still potty training. She is as quiet as a church mouse and would do just fine in a ground level apartment style home with little to no stairs (1 or 2 stairs is all she can handle as she is still learning and is quite uncoordinated and will refuse to use the stairs) as long as her adoptive family would be willing to give her ample time she needs outside. She would do best in a home with a quiet family that is patient, willing to help her find the confidence in pet life and help her develop her sweetness into greatness! We also think Ruby would do best in a home that has a stay at home parent or a work from home parent. She finds comfort in being with her people at all times. We also think she would be a great dog to take to the office (once her confidence is built) as she has such a cute and quiet disposition that would work well in an office environment. Ruby has quite the bubbly personality, is such a beautiful girl that is looking for a home that understands she is still learning how to be a pet. She is just in need of some patience, direction, a toybox full of plush toys and this lovable girl will be forever a loyal friend to a family she can call her very own!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Ruby, please submit an adoption application for her today!!
NOTE: Please note that it will likely be at *least* a 3-4 week minimum before you hear back from us after submitting an adoption application. We typically accept for new applications for a period of 7 days or until 20 applications have been received for any newly available dog. After that time period, the applications are sent on to the foster family for review and that usually takes from at *least* a few days to a week to sort through the applications, etc. :-) Most of our dogs receive several applications so this process does take some time, especially on dogs who are more popular for one reason or another. We do require phone interviews to be conducted between the foster family and potential adopters, vet reference checks and a home visit to be conducted for all potential adopters, if they are selected as the top choice applicant, which will also take time to complete. That being said, we do always let our applicants know if they are chosen or not. :-)
IF you happen to not be chosen, please don't feel discouraged as, again, we usually get several applications for each dog, and sometimes it can be very difficult to choose just one adopter. In those cases, we usually offer to keep the applications for adoption on file for any future dogs that come into our rescue. :-)
ALL adopters are required to come and pick up their adopted dogs in person from the dog's foster home (we do not ship any of our dogs). Please have road/driving transport plans in place to pick up an adopted dog before you apply! While we are not against adopters flying a foster dog in cabin on a commercial flight, please keep in mind that many are not good candidates for flying due to size and/or being a brachycephalic/short nosed breed.
If an adopter can not keep one of our grads, for any reason at all, at ANY point in time, they *must* be willing and able to return their adopted dog to his/her original foster home, despite distance and any costs that would be required to do so.